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The Left and the Law on Prison Reform

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Mon, 11/02/2015

The Left and the Law with Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken talk about the growing movement for prison reform--and why conservatives are joining progressives in calling for an end to mass incarceration, long sentences, and the extensive use of solitary confinement. Jan and Mike talk about some of the challenges in separating the rhetoric from the real reforms, and some of the dilemmas for activists around prison politics.

They mention
http://www.cut50.org/
and
https://www.themarshallproject.org/

[image from wikipedia]

12:33 minutes (5.75 MB)

Captalism and Sustainability, the Elephant in the Room

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Mon, 11/02/2015


Tom Becker reads excerpts from an article by Garry Leech entitled The Elephant in the Room: Capitalism and Sustainable Development 7:28 minutes (3.42 MB)

Rebecca Gordon on Syria

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Mon, 11/02/2015
map of syria
Bill Resnick interviews Rebecca Gordon on the negotiations -- including Russia and Iran -- to find a path toward stopping the killing in Syria. Will this be a model for reconstructing the middle east? Not if the U.S. continues to support Saudi Arabia and its insistence on dominating and destroying its challengers. Rebecca Gordon teaches in the Philosophy dept. at the University of San Francisco. Her new book American Nuremberg: The Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post 9/11 War Crimes, comes out from Hot Books in March 2016. 16:26 minutes (7.52 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 23, 2015

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Mon, 11/23/2015


Denise Morris hosts this episode and we hear:


55:27 minutes (76.14 MB)

Reading: We Are Living In Pitiliess Times

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Mon, 11/23/2015
Tom Becker reads an article about the Paris attacks called "We Are Living In Pitiliess Times", by Vajay Prashad through Open Democracy. 6:36 minutes (9.07 MB)

Kayse Jama on Xenophobia and the Backlash against Refugees

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Wed, 11/25/2015
In a November 19 interview conducted in the offices of the Portland-based Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO), Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kayse Jama, founder and executive director of the CIO, about the xenophobic backlash in the wake of the Paris attacks.  17:16 minutes (23.72 MB)

Bernie Sanders Georgetown Speech on Democratic Socialism

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Mon, 11/23/2015
Denise Morris reads media commentary in the wake of Bernie Sanders speech on democratic socialism at Georgetown University, drawing heavily toward the end from Bhaskar Sunkara's interview with Vox Magazine. 5:07 minutes (7.02 MB)

Stephen Zunes on the Clash of Barbarisms

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Mon, 11/23/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Stephen Zunes about the war in Syria and how it could provoke a far larger war.
21:53 minutes (30.06 MB)

Illusion of Hopelessness

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/29/2015
Fran Fisher is the author of The Illusion of Hopelessness. She is also a Master Certified Coach (MCC), visionary leader, and international speaker. She specializes in providing mentoring for coaches, and coaching services for small business owners, executives, and collaborative teams. Recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 by the ICF Chapter of Washington State, Fran is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for coaching. She served as a founding International Coach Federation, ICF, Executive Board member, and co-chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools. 26:26 minutes (30.25 MB)

I Ching: The Book of Change

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/22/2015
David Hinton is the translator of a new version of the I Ching: The Book of Change. David Hinton's many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poems that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He is also the first translator in more than a century of the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius. 26:21 minutes (30.16 MB)
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